I keep having these ideas for controversial blogs. I have them all planned out. They sound great to me in my head. I get on Tumblr, type in the title, and draw a blank.
I decided I don’t want to risk people thinking I’m a complete dumbass or bad person because of things that I say on my blog. This isn’t a blog anymore. I don’t often write pieces that have anything to do with what I’m thinking or feeling like I used to, and I’m having trouble staying on one subject. I start writing, and I think “Hey. Nobody is even going to care about what I have to say. They want to see some funny pics.” So I post some funny pics or surveys, and all of the sudden people like it.
I don’t know.
Remember all those blogs I left unfinished and said I’d finish the next day but never actually do?
This movie was not very popular when we were children. And now that it’s getting all of this attention like it’s Twilight or Andrew McMahon or something. And I still had a teensy bit of faith left in this movie, until I saw the the soundtrack for it. Which is called “Almost Alice.” Kind of like a bad Myspace name. Whatever.
"Alice (Underground)" by: Avril Lavigne
"The Poisen" by: The All American Rejects
"The Technicolor Phase" by: Owl City
"Her Name is Alice" by: Shinedown 5
"Painting Flowers" by: All Time Low
"Where’s My Angel" by: Metro Station
"Strange" by: Tokio Hotel and Kerli
"Follow Me Down" by: 3OH!3
"Very Good Advice" by: Robert Smith
"In Transit" by: Mark Hoppis and Pete Wentz
"Welcome To My Mystery" by: The Plain White T’s
"Tea Party" by: Kerli
"The Lobster Quadrille" by: Franz Ferdinand
"Running Out Of Time" by: Motion City Soundtrack
"Fell Down A Hole" by: Wolfmother
"White Rabbit" by: Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
Yeah. Have a heart attack, I’m using tumblr again. Hahah. And, I’m starting with a new vent. Hate on it all you’d like. Just expressin’ my own opinion. (:
Due to an article in Fraser High School’s newspaper, my best friend and I ranted to each other and both came to an unanimous decision that the high school students who claim “edge” are claiming a falsity.
There a few different levels of Straight Edge. Whether someone refuses to harm their body with illegal substances, or they go the whole nine yards with refusing to consume anything that could lead to addiction (whether it be sex, nicotine, drugs or caffeine,) it is still a falsity. The three X’s that stand for Straight Edge are meant to be stood for no beer, no drugs and no promiscuous sex. Basically saying: No alcohol, no drugs (including cigarettes,) and no sex unless in a committed relationship. I personally have heard of people claiming only “2 X’s” instead of 3 because they smoke, have sex, or whatever their excuse may be, but that is neither here nor there.
What is here and there is the claiming of Edge itself. Kids in high school usually are no older than 18 and are parading around that they’re drug free and slut free. (In most cases, alcohol is added into the drug category.) However, this is not called Straight Edge. This is respecting the law. Because the law states that the “Age of Consent” is 16 in Michigan, students cannot legally have sex until then. Because the law states that an individual must be 18 to purchase and smoke cigarettes, students cannot legally smoke until then. Because the law states that an individual must be 21 to purchase and consume alcohol, students cannot legally drink until then, when they are a student in College, if a student at all. And because the law states that drugs are illegal unless prescribed medically, students cannot consume/smoke any until they’re medically dependent.
Therefore, this brings me to the conclusion that until an individual surpasses their 21st birthday, they cannot claim Edge. They can claim that they respect the law and themselves, and nothing more. But, most individuals do not realize this. I know a few people who partied, (drank and smoked) and a week later they claimed themselves “edge.” Straight Edge is supposed to be a lifestyle, not a fad/trend. To count all the people I know that have claimed Edge in the past year, I would need more fingers and toes than I was born with. Straight Edge has become a trend, along with things like stretching earlobes.
Many people argue that Edge isn’t a trend. I used to argue this too. I used to respect the people who claimed Edge. Not anymore. I have seen so many “drug free” and “straight edge” shirts in the past year, I have lost track. If it was a lifestyle, clothing wouldn’t be made and purchased in abundant amounts. I don’t see people walking around with shirts that say “I’m homosexual” or ”I’m Christian.” These are both lifestyles, are they not?
So most of you need to quit claiming Edge because it is a falsity. I’ll respect you for respecting the law, not claiming something you can’t be and definitely not for following the hottest trend.
I’m pretty sure you can make the conscious choice not to partake in drugs, alcohol, and sex even if you are under 18. There’s a difference between respecting the law and refraining from activities you don’t believe in.
I’m annoyed by a lot of the people who claim straight edge, but you can’t say that minors can’t claim it. That’s just dumb.
I’m not straight edge, so this isn’t a bias thing here.
Edge is certainly something that underage kids shouldn’t be able to claim due to the laws that already say we can’t do them. But the truth of the matter is; all of those things are available to us, even though they shouldn’t be.
Laws hardly stop anyone from doing something illegal, unless they’re scared of breaking the law, or their parents finding out. It shouldn’t be up to us whether or not we smoke, drink, or have sex. But it is. The opportunity presents itself almost everyday. And it’s up to us whether we decide to do them or not, while resisting temptation, or giving into it. It’s just how life is.
We’re not supposed to text in school, and it’s our choice whether we do it or not. It’s not their phone, and they’re not paying for the bill. So do we do it? Duh. Because we don’t think it’s wrong, we feel it should be our choice. We’re not supposed to smoke weed, but it’s our choice. I want to, it’s my body, and I can what I want with it. So do we do it? Duh.
Hanging out with Dan, Chr1s, and Matt was really cool.
It made me feel good. I had a great time, and it made me feel like I have friends again. It made me feel normal. Dan is my best friend, and I know he has Chr1s and Matt and Tom Mackey and Ashley and everything. But I’d still like to think that he looks at me as a best friend. We’ve been starting to hang out more lately, and now that Kenny and I dating doesn’t really get in the way anymore, I hope we can do it a lot more often.
I just like having friends around to hang with. And who aren’t mean to me.
They say jump, I tell them to suck it. New policy.
It’s called the “Lets not take advantage of Bri because we all know she’ll always be here for you” policy.
I am not, nor ever have been stupid. I have not, nor ever have been the kind of person to boss another person around. I will not, and will never again think for a second I’m always going to have something or someone, because I know that tomorrow, everything could change.
I am taken for granted. I love to see a smile on someones face, and be able to think that “Hey. I did that for them.” thought and see that they are happy. It makes me feel brilliant.
But I can’t do that anymore. People are always expecting me to be the sweetheart I hope you know I am, and solve all their problems. They need to talk about theirs, but I’m asking too much of them to talk about mine. They call me a dipshit. They’re rude, mean, and inconsiderate. I let them cut in line. I stand by them in a fire drill so they can ditch me and leave me to stand next to a cooler friend. I let them copy my English homework. I let them use my hairspray. I shut up when they tell me to. And when they say jump, if I know it’ll make them happy, I will indeed ask how high. And these people are my friends.
I’m sick of being treated like a pet.
Kenny told me that he hates seeing me this way. Negative, despising my peers, parents and friends. He thinks I should think of myself first for once. He thinks I should stop hating my old/current friends, and make new ones. And he’s right. I should. So I will.
I’m too tired to finish this post. I’ll do it tomorrow.
I know that we weren't always like this, but whatever made this for us is one great power. I can't get enough of your scent, your touch, or your personality. I just can't get enough of you, and I like you a whole bunch.
Wait, a question...
How is your homework, princess? :D